Pup Check Follow-up

More pictures from Monday’s red wolf pup check: Rocket, below, has been and continues to be our smallest wolf. He weighed in just over 13 Kg Monday. He is still smaller than his litter mates, but it is getting much harder to tell him apart. His behavior is fairly different however. Much quicker to come down to eat and he’ll sit in the side cage area and not run away immediately from his caretakers. Very, very calm, that is, untilRead more

A long time coming for this pup check

While temperatures are still high, the summer seems to have just flown by. This is the first Blog post in well over one month, and I have pictures to share of pups that are well over 30 pounds! We had our whole team plus an additional four staff helping us catch up our 20-week olds! It’s no simple task anymore getting our six “pups” caught. With 10 wolves in the yard there is a lot going on. Long story short,Read more

99 days old and doing well.

A successful red wolf pup check occurred earlier this week. Lots and lots of prep work and planning seemed to really pay off. If you recall, our last pup catch-up yielded only 5 of 6 pups caught up. This time, we brought in the entire Animal Care Team and four other staff who have worked with us on previous pup catches. Seems like 13 people and over 100 feet of tarps were the way to go. Three pups started theRead more

Teeth update

While meeting with Katy I noticed a picture on her computer. It was of red wolf M1803, Moose, from earlier in the month. It was a great close up of his face (thanks to Ranger Robert for getting the photo), with his jaw open and teeth in excellent view. It reminded me of the post from the end of May, in which we get a good close up of a video of one of our yearling wolf’s teeth. Teeth ofRead more

Another pup check complete- mostly

We’ve been fortunate for the first 8-weeks of pup checks… all the red wolf pups were gathered up quickly and our work could occur without a hitch. This is not the case anymore with the pups almost three months old and moving around the habitat with the adults. Monday morning was hot and sticky, even with a catch-up time a couple hours before our regular start of the day. Our team went into the wolf habitat as usual, but onlyRead more

Larger habitats for smaller animals

We were able to specially design some large spaces for our smaller indoor ambassador animals (like Chinchillas). It took a team of staff and contractors to design, build, transport, and move the homes to the Museum. The racks provide storage space below and fit through doors so in an emergency we can move the whole rack (on wheels) outside quickly. Thanks to the team that made this happen!Read more